Police in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are investigating a man accused of attacking an airport employee after his girlfriend was not allowed to check in for a flight due to her late arrival.
A police statement said Nguyen Ngoc Tu, 21, and his girlfriend arrived at Pleiku Airport on Saturday. The woman was about to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
She failed to check in 40 minutes before the departure time, as required under Vietnam’s aviation rules for domestic flights, and her ticket was canceled.
A senior police officer said Tu became irritated and insulted people working at the airport before he allegedly attacked a customer service staffer.
“Security camera footage showed him kicking the employee,” the officer said, as cited by Tuoi Tre.